Srinath Perur finished his doctoral work in computer science and, for a change, began a column that answered children’s questions on science. He found himself doing more research than ever to fend off queries about why dogs chase cars and whether there is such a thing as a consequence-free post-meal headstand. He now writes on a variety of subjects, often related to travel and science. He is the author of If It’s Monday It Must Be Madurai, a book about travelling with groups. He lives in Bangalore.
Work published elsewhere
If It’s Monday It Must Be Madurai
A conducted tour of India.
The origins of Indians
What genetics is uncovering about the history of ancient India.
Travelling to the geographical centre of India.
Nights out in a new town
Uzbekistan in the company of sex tourists.
The last stand
Watching Sachin Tendulkar’s last Test.
The dog that bit only foreigners
Identity crisis in tourist India.
Wild dog chase
Why do dogs chase cars?